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Howler Monkey

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Howler Monkey
Howler Monkey
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Howler Monkey
Howler Monkey
There are 9 different species of howler monkey, found dispersed throughout the tropical jungles of South America. The howler monkey is one of the largest species of monkey found in South America with some howler monkeys growing to nearly a meter long.

Despite their large size, howler monkeys weigh less than 10 kg which allows them to move with more agility through the high trees and lets the howler monkeys hang from branches by their tails when picking fruit.

The howler monkey is thought to have to loudest call of all the primates in the world with some howler monkeys being able to project their howling voices for up to a few miles! Howler monkeys move in troops of around 18 howler monkeys and spend most of their time sleeping and grooming each other.

The howler monkey is said to be one of the least active monkeys as the howler monkeys spends 80% of its time resting! The howler monkey generally lives to around 20 years old however, due to loss of habitat, the howler monkeys are finding it more difficult to find the food that they need.

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Howler Monkey Facts

Five groups that classify all living things...
A group of animals within the animal kingdom...
A group of animals within a pylum...
A group of animals within a class...
A group of animals within an order...
A group of animals within a family...
Scientific Name:
Comprised of the genus followed by the species...
The animal group that the species belongs to...
What kind of foods the animal eats...
How long (L) or tall (H) the animal is...
56-92cm (22-36in)
The measurement of how heavy the animal is...
3-9kg (6.6-20lbs)
Top Speed:
The fastest recorded speed of the animal...
30km/h (18mph)
Life Span:
How long the animal lives for...
15-20 years
Whether the animal is solitary or sociable...
Conservation Status:
The likelihood of the animal becoming extinct...
Least Concern
The colour of the animal's coat or markings...
Brown, Tan, Black
Skin Type:
The protective layer of the animal...
Favourite Food:Fruit
The specific area where the animal lives...
Rainforest and dense jungle
Average Litter Size:
The average number of babies born at once...
Main Prey:
The food that the animal gains energy from...
Fruit, Nuts, Seeds
Other animals that hunt and eat the animal...
Jaguar, Snakes, Birds
Special Features:Long tail and extremely loud vocal calls

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